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  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for September 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for September 2022

    I started a ritual in April 2022 of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. I’ve noticed a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying sharing the process for the past several months. Here is my short reflection on August and my plans for September.

  • We all could use more Radical Acceptance

    We all could use more Radical Acceptance

    “Radical Acceptance is the art of engaging fully in this world” The final chapter of Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach brings all of the themes of the book together for one final reminder: None of us are separate. None of us are unworthy.

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for August 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for August 2022

    I started a ritual last April of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. I’ve noticed a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying sharing the process for the past several months. Here is my short reflection on July and an even shorter setup for August.

  • We are all “waking up” together

    We are all “waking up” together

    We are wounded in relationship and we need to heal in relationship. While so much of the wise teachings in the book Radical Acceptance focus on our relationship with ourselves and our solitary practices to be at peace with who we are, the theme of the eleventh chapter is that we can’t get there alone. […]

  • Forgiving yourself and others is super hard (and just might be the most important thing you’ll ever learn)

    Forgiving yourself and others is super hard (and just might be the most important thing you’ll ever learn)

    Let’s be honest, forgiving someone who has done something wrong (including yourself) is really hard. The biggest barrier to forgiveness (for me) is thinking of it as “losing”. It can feel like if I forgive someone, I’m saying what happened was ok, when it wasn’t. That’s the wrong way to think about it but I […]

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for July 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for July 2022

    I started a ritual last April of monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. It’s truly made a difference in my daily experience and I’ve been enjoying the process for the past several months of sharing what I want to amplify and what I want to reduce. It’s time […]

  • Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    We all know how it feels to be looked after. When we’re upset and someone offers genuine care for us, we shift from feeling closed off and alone to more safe and open. This is easily observed by parents when comforting their kids, or by anyone who has blown off steam with a close friend. […]

  • Lying down on an icy couch

    Lying down on an icy couch

    Everyone feels fear. From the fear of public speaking to anxiety over meeting new people and even the fear of heights, our fears are everywhere and can keep us from living a full life. Fear is uncomfortable, like “lying on an icy couch”, and our natural instinct is to move away from it. Yet, there […]